BMC COVID-19 Resources

Use this page for updates about the Brevard Music Center's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our plans for summer 2021.

BMC has an ongoing partnership with MAHEC to help develop comprehensive safety protocols. As restrictions continue to change, we will make adjustments as needed to ensure that we are fully compliant with both the text and spirit of all local, state, and federal health directives and orders.


Brevard Community

These resources are currently available for those in the Brevard and Transylvania County area.

Vaccine Distribution

In partnership with Blue Ridge Health and in coordination with the Transylvania County Health Department, the Brevard Music Center is hosting COVID-19 vaccines to the community. COVID-19 vaccines are free to the public. All appointments must be booked directly through Blue Ridge Health.

  • Appointments are required.
  • No walk-ups are available.
  • Mask-wearing is enforced.

Vaccines are administered at the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium parking lot on the Brevard Music Center campus. Please arrive on time for your appointment and follow signs and parking attendant instructions. Please do not visit campus unless you already have an appointment.

If you have questions about your eligibility or making an appointment, please contact Blue Ridge Health at 828-692-4289.

You can also contact Transylvania Public Health at 828-884-4007.

Free Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing

The Brevard Music Center in association with the Pisgah Health Foundation announces a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site for everyone – the insured and uninsured, those on Medicare and Medicaid – everyone!

Keystone Laboratory of Asheville will administer the COVID-19 tests and antibody tests, with results typically available within 5 business days depending on volume.

When: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Please no early arrivals.

Where: Brevard Music Center Main Parking lot (entrance on Music Camp Road off Probart Street)

Who: Anyone who wants a test.

How:

  • Appointments are not necessary. Participants will be served in the order of their arrival.
  • Participants can choose to be tested for COVID-19 via nasal swab or have the COVID-19 antibody test via blood sample.
  • Participants will receive their test results at the contact information provided at check-in, typically within 5 business days depending on volume.

What:

  • A driver's license is helpful, but not required.
  • A doctor's order is not required.
  • If you have private insurance, please bring your insurance card with you.
  • If you have Medicare or Medicaid, please bring your card with you.
  • If you do not have insurance, you will be asked to sign an affidavit stating so.
  • Please wear a mask and stay in your vehicle while on BMC's campus.
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please seek medical attention from your medical provider, urgent care, or the hospital.
  • Please leave pets at home.

Questions: Please email covidtesting@brevardmusic.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Institute (Summer Students and Parents)

With application deadlines fast approaching, we are sensitive to the challenges that you are all facing as you try to make your summer plans. Summer festivals are facing those same challenges as we strive to make our in-person plans a reality.

Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, new variants, and vaccine distribution, we are currently assessing if any modifications may need to be made to our current offerings. This could include limiting in-person programs and/or shifting to an online model.

We hope to be able to share any changes with student applicants by mid-March. As such, we are extending all application deadlines through the month of March. We continue to do everything within our power to plan through obstacles, and will reach out and communicate with you throughout this process.

On-Campus Safety

BMC has an ongoing partnership with MAHEC to help develop comprehensive safety protocols. As restrictions continue to change, we will make adjustments as needed to ensure that we are fully compliant with both the text and spirit of all local, state, and federal health directives and orders.

A few of our initial changes for Summer 2021 are:

  • Reduced student capacity in dorm rooms
  • Safely distanced ensemble spacing
  • Modified dining services
  • Increased use of open-air spaces throughout campus
  • Robust COVID-19 protocols

Arrival procedures may be modified to stagger arrival and departure times. Testing may be required before and/or after arrival onto campus, and mask-wearing may be enforced for most activities. Due to the ongoing distribution and availability of vaccines, they will not be required prior to arrival on campus.

As we continue to do everything within our power and plan through obstacles, we remain dedicated to our collective desire to perform beautiful music together.


Festival (BMC Summer Ticket-Buyers)

Concert tickets are not yet available for purchase. Due to ongoing uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, new variants, and vaccine distribution, we are currently assessing if any modifications may need to be made to our summer season.

Any on-campus events we are able to hold will follow North Carolina state guidelines, including:

  • Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth.
  • Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

We have an ongoing partnership with MAHEC to help develop comprehensive safety protocols. As restrictions continue to change, we will make adjustments as needed to ensure that we are fully compliant with both the text and spirit of all local, state, and federal health directives and orders. As we continue to do everything within our power and plan through obstacles, we remain dedicated to our collective desire to perform beautiful music together.